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Treat your SMSF cash as an investment - and diversify it

Savvy SMSFs operate a savings account in addition to their cash management account, ensuring that all of their cash assets are working as hard as possible. The cash management account should hold cash for paying the costs of running the SMSF, with the remainder eg. monthly superannuation guarantee (SG) contributions held in the savings account. 
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10 ways you can reduce food wastage

Australians waste a staggering amount of food every year, but do we really care? RaboDirect’s latest Financial Health Barometer tell us that ignorance is the key driver of food wastage in Australia – and if we reduce this it will not only benefit the environment, but also help you save money and lower your financial stress.

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What a waste: Aussies bin $10 billion every year

Every year, Australians scrape $10 billion off their plates into the garbage. We’re not only wasting food but the resources that went into producing that food and the hard earned dollars used to pay for the goods. That’s the bad news. The good news? Through some easy steps and small changes, Aussies can minimise waste, and start saving more money.

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2016 Food and Farming Report

A great way to reduce your household food wastage and save money. 

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How much do you need to retire comfortably?

Research from the RaboDirect Financial Health Barometer (FHB) states that only 8.7 per cent [1] of Aussies feel strongly confident about their finances nowadays.
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How to maximise your 2015-16 tax return

The financial year has flown by and now it’s time to prepare for your 2015-16 income tax return. So how can you maximise your return to make sure that you are getting something back from every dollar you have spent and invested during the financial year?
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Take the reins and get your savings working harder for you

We looked at superannuation, thoughts on financial advice, and confidence, finding that the more informed Aussies were about their financial situation, the happier, more confident and more likely they are to save.
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The financially informed are happier and healthier

A five-year review of RaboDirect’s Financial Health Barometer reveals decreasing consumer confidence around superannuation and financial advice but an increase in long-term planning
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7 Essential tax tips for SMSF trustees

Now that the proposed budget changes to superannuation have had time to sink in and with the end of the financial year fast approaching, SMSF trustees need to turn their attention to their funds leading up to 30 June. To ensure your money works its hardest for you, here are some strategies to consider.
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